Brightfind is excited to announce that our office is going virtual! Flexible working options have long been an important piece of Brightfind’s culture. With more and more of our employees enjoying the benefits of working remotely we have found ourselves occupying beautiful office space that goes largely unused.
We are pleased to welcome Cindy Petsche as Brightfind’s new Sales Manager. Cindy joins Brightfind with more than 20 years of association experience. She began her career as a membership professional and has spent the last 10 years helping organizations choose the best technology systems to meet their goals and objectives.
Gartner recently released the 2017 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Web Content Management. Brightfind cheered when we saw not one, but two of our CMS partners named as Leaders in the report. Congratulations to Episerver and Sitecore!
At Brightfind we take hiring seriously. Our employees must be smart, yet willing to learn more; confident, yet willing to venture outside of their comfort zones, and ambitious, yet willing to step in to help with minute tasks. They must embrace our collaborative culture while also being able to work independently. And when Brightfind meets such talent, we know we have to earn their employment.
When it comes to writing RFPs, there is a process I follow:
- Stare at a blank Word document.
- Google how to write an RFP.
- Click on a shoe ad.
- Click back to the RFP search.
- Walk to get coffee.
Before issuing an RFP for a new CMS and web design, it’s important to ask yourself these 5 questions. After quizzing yourself, it is time to get to know potential vendors. Ask about their company, processes, and relationships before making a commitment. Their answers will enable you to choose wisely.
Brightfind loves PersoniFest. As Personify’s first and oldest partner (too soon for a shameless plug?) we’ve attended almost all of them. Last year we wrote about the top things to do while attending the conference. We decided to re-create the blog for 2017 when we realized last year’s blog was spot-on, so here’s an updated version or ICYMI, a brand new one.
The mere thought of an RFP for a content management system (CMS) and web design is overwhelming. Before you hit pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, you have to do your homework. Start by asking the following questions:
We took a look at Brightfind’s highly viewed blogs, heavily attended events, and most downloaded resources, to compile a round-up of the topics that most interested you in 2016.
Brightfind is pleased to announce Al Osifade has joined the Brightfind team as the Manager, .NET Development. Al brings with him great experience in software project management, requirement analysis and technical leadership. He has worked in the association industry since 2004.